“There was a rule that no camera could be nearer than 30 ft from any member of the royal family. Well, I knew that. But there was nothing about what lens you could use at all. I didn’t deceive anybody. I just used a bit of common sense.”
Peter Dimmock, BBC Executive Producer in 1953, explaining how they got the close up of the Queen as she walked out of the Westminster Abbey, which was technically against the rules drawn up between the Duke of Norfolk and the BBC.